Nominees for the Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge 2019 announced
The Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge has announced the 25 start-ups that have made it through the first stage of the international competition supporting green entrepreneurs. The start-ups have been chosen by a panel of experts from 1,167 applications from all over the world to be considered for the grand prize of 500,000 euros to develop their sustainable business. Early September the five finalists will be announced.



Starting 1 March, green start-ups from all over the world can sign up for the Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge. The competition has expanded to become one of the largest annual sustainability competitions in the world. There is a total of €1 million in combined prize money for the five best start-ups, of which €500,000 is for the winner. In addition to the prize money, all finalists will receive over six months of expert coaching to optimise their business opportunities. With this international competition, the Postcode Lotteries are helping start-ups from around the world to bring their innovations to market. Business plans can be submitted via www.greenchallenge.info until 1 May 2019.


Her Majesty Queen Máxima opened the new home of the Charity Lotteries (Dutch Postcode Lottery, FriendsLottery and BankGiro Lottery) in Amsterdam. The opening is the final act in a two-year renovation project in which a vacant and neglected building in Amsterdam has been transformed into the most sustainably renovated building in the Netherlands. In line with their mission of contributing to a fair and sustainable world, the Charity Lotteries have created the most sustainably renovated building in the Netherlands.


SOS Children’s Villages and WWF will receive donations

The Postcode Lottery, one of the most successful charity lotteries in the world and the third largest private donor to charities in the world, is coming to Norway. SOS Children’s Villages and the World Wildlife Fund in Norway are delighted.


Newsroom archive

  1. Dutch start-up wins half a million euros for air bubble curtain to combat plastic soup
  2. Sustainability Ribbon for Boudewijn Poelmann
  3. Start-ups from the UK, Estonia, the Netherlands and the United States compete for grand prize of €500,000
  4. Bill Clinton visits the most sustainably renovated building in the Netherlands
  5. 25 Green start-ups in the running to win €500,000 in green business competition
  6. Dorine Manson appointed managing director of the Dutch Charity Lotteries
  7. A new all-time high: 844 green start-ups in the running for €500,000
  8. The world’s greenest ideas and €1 million in prize money
  9. Leonardo DiCaprio calls for a joint approach to preserving the planet
  10. Novamedia/Postcode Lotteries is once again the third biggest private donor in the world (2017)
  11. Postcode Lottery receives licence in Norway
  12. Rwandan start-up EarthEnable wins €500,000 in Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 2017
  13. Five start-ups compete head to head for investment of half a million euros in cash
  14. 25 start-ups still in the running for the grand prize of €500.000
  15. A record number of 515 green entrepreneurs in the running for 500,000 euros
  16. Green start-ups can sign up for the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 2017
  17. Charity lotteries listed as a Dutch tradition in the National Intangible Cultural Heritage Inventory (UNESCO)
  18. Novamedia/Postcode Lotteries is once again the third biggest private donor in the world
  19. Dutch start-up PHYSEE wins €500,000 in Postcode Lottery Green Challenge
  20. The Deutsche Postcode Lotterie launches throughout Germany
  21. Novamedia/Postcode Lotteries world’s 3rd largest private charity donor
  22. Change of leadership Novamedia Sverige AB
  23. Five sustainable start-ups compete for €500,000 prize
  24. Annemiek is People’s Postcode Lottery’s First Woman
  25. Swedish Postcode Lottery raises more than 120 million EUR for good causes
  26. Charities to receive €302 million from Postcode Lottery
  27. Chelsea Clinton joins People's Postcode Lottery to celebrate over £10,000,000 for good causes at Charity Gala
  28. Swedish Postcode Lottery’s record donations: SEK 945 million
  29. Postcode Lottery raises record €284 million for charity
  30. More and more Dutch choose which charities to play for
  31. Lottery players' support gains importance for cultural institutions
  32. Winning is a 'dream come true' for Scottish charities